Tag Archives: Apple

Financial Daily Dose 11.15.2019 | Top Story: New Jersey Targets Uber Over “Independent Contractor” Worker Classification

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 15, 2019

Sending a shot across the bow of the gig economy, New Jersey is seeking nearly $650 million from Uber for “years of unpaid employment taxes for its drivers, arguing that the ride-hailing company has misclassified the workers as independent contractors and not as employees.” Uber says it’s challenging the state’s findings, but Jersey’s not alone … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.1.2019 | Top Story: Credit Suisse COO Resigns in Wake of Corporate Spying Scandal

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 1, 2019

Top Tidjane Thiam ally Pierre-Olivier Bouee, Credit Suisse’s COO, has resigned in the wake of an internal probe finding that he “ordered the surveillance of the bank’s former wealth-management chief, Iqbal Khan, without discussing it with Mr. Thiam or other senior bank officials.” Khan left Credit Suisse to join rival UBS Group today – WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.24.2019 | Top Story: UK High Court Rules PM’s Suspension of Parliament Illegal

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 24, 2019

Prorogate this, Boris. In an “unprecedented” ruling, the UK’s supreme court deemed the Prime Minister’s Brexit-driven suspension of Parliament “unlawful, void and of no effect” this morning and called on the body to reconvene “as soon as possible” – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ 178-year-old British travel company Thomas Cook went belly-up yesterday, stranding some … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.19.2019 | Top Story: Fed Cuts Rates Another Quarter percent

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 19, 2019

As pretty much expected, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates a quarter point again yesterday, its second cut since late July. Fed Chair Powell also indicated in remarks after the FOMC broke that a “‘more extensive’ series of rate cuts would be appropriate,” though, for now, “a growing number of Fed officials expect just one … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.11.2019 | Top Story: Hong Kong Stock Exchange Makes Surprise Bid for London Exchange

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 11, 2019

There’s some surprise market wheeling and dealing afoot this morning. The Hong Kong stock exchange has offered to buy its London counterpart as part of a deal valued at $37 billion that would connect “the established financial markets in the West with the emerging financial markets in the East” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg … Continue reading

Apple Inc. v. Pepper: A Case to Watch for Commissions-Based Retailers Selling Directly to Consumers

BY: Qian Julie Wang | September 5, 2019

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Apple Inc. v. Pepper, 139 S. Ct. 1514 (2019), holding that consumers of Apple’s App Store could bring suit against the tech giant for antitrust claims.  In the case, Robert Pepper and three other app consumers sued Apple, claiming that its App Store model is … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.20.2019 | Top Story: Top Execs Signal Shift in Corporate Priorities Beyond Just Shareholder Gain

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 20, 2019

A survey of the country’s most powerful CEOs by the Business Roundtable shows an interesting shift in how they view their top priority—no longer does advancing the interests of shareholders take the top spot. Instead, the leaders identified investing in employees, delivering value to customers, and dealing “fairly and ethically with their suppliers” as primary … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.12.2019 | Top Story: Saudio Aramco Releases Financial Ahead of Planned IPO

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 12, 2019

Saudi Aramco’s mega IPO plans are back on, and while valuation and other stumbling blocks remain, the kingdom is hoping to raise billions via the public offering as early as next year – WSJ and Bloomberg Russian authorities are opening an antitrust probe into Apple’s recent moves restricting and removing parental control apps from its … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.31.2019 | Top Story: Fed Likely to Cut Interest Rates

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 31, 2019

At this point, pretty much everyone on Wall Street is expecting the Fed to cut interest rates as its FOMC meeting breaks later today. Some thoughts on what’s likely to happen and how the Street could react to the news – MarketWatch and NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Even as trade talks between the US … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.23.2019 | Top Story: Apple to Buy Intel’s Smartphone Modem Chip Division

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 23, 2019

Apple is in “advanced talks” to snap up Intel’s smartphone-modem chip business, a portfolio “of patents and staff valued at $1 billion or more.” The deal, should it close, would go far in prepping Apple for the arrival of next gen 5G wireless technology – WSJ and MarketWatch and Bloomberg With a cool billion from … Continue reading